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IBM cloud connection
Published On May 16, 2024 - 2:05 PM

IBM cloud connection

Learn how to onboard a new IBM Cloud connection.
If you selected IBM Cloud as your cloud provider connection, you need to complete the following information to finish your connection setup in the Kyndryl Platform:
Before you add your IBM Cloud provider connection in the Kyndryl Platform, you have to create an IBM Cloud account user with certain policy permissions, and then enter those account credentials to complete the provider connection onboarding. Complete the IBM onboarding guideline before proceeding with the connection configuration details. Failure in doing so prevents you from attaining the necessary API key credentials that allow you to visualize IBM Cloud cost in Cost and Asset Management (CAM), and provision resources through Enterprise Marketplace (EM).
  • Connection Configuration Details
    • Billing data toggle
      : Toggle on if you are using this connection for billing data.
      • If the selection is
        , complete the following information:
    • Billing Type
      : Enter the billing type.
    • Account Number
      : Enter the account name. 
  • Credential Details
    • Classic Infrastructure Username
      : Enter the classic infrastructure name.
    • Classic Infrastructure API Key
      : Enter the API key.
    • IBM Cloud API Key
      : Enter the IBM Cloud API key. This field is mandatory for asset extraction through Common Discovery. The IBM Cloud API key is used in the Kyndryl Modern Operations Applications to call APIs for IAM Enabled Platform services.
      To extract metrics data for IBM Cloud through Common Discovery, you need to configure IBM Cloud Monitoring (sysdig) in the provider console.
    • PaaS API Key
      : Enter the PaaS API key. 
  • Click
    Test Connection
    to test whether the credentials are valid.
  • Click
    and a
    “Success: [Connection Name] has been successfully added”
    alert is displayed.
If the connection was not successful, a
“Failed: [Connection Name] could not be added”
alert with the reasons for failure is displayed.
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